Introducing Marlon Kelly, Your New CCMC Community Manager

July 24, 2014

Meet Marlon Kelly
The Ridgeview Ranch HOA Board of Directors and CCMC are pleased to introduce Marlon Kelly. In his new role as your community manager, Marlon will be responsible for the daily operations, community leadership and long-term planning.

A Chicago native, Marlon brings nearly a decade of industry experience to CCMC. He has excelled in the management of multi-family neighborhoods, mixed-use communities, and portfolio management. While working at Verde Realty, Marlon and his team were rated #1 in customer service by J. Turner Research’s nationwide survey of residential communities. “It’s very rewarding to find new and more efficient ways to serve my residents,” he explains. “I make it a point to be very mindful of their changing needs and desires.” Marlon relocated to Dallas in 2007, after earning his B.S. in electrical engineering from Southern Illinois University, where he was actively involved in student organizations.

In his personal time, Marlon enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures. He has taught courses in Kenya and Tanzania on how to develop effective leaders through focused mentoring. He has served on two short-term missions to Japan.

Marlon will be available for residents Monday-Friday, between 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. Contact information for Marlon can be found below:

Email: mkelly@ccmcnet.com
Phone: (469) 246.3503

Please join us in welcoming him to our community.

Ridgeview Ranch Shows Our Patriotic Side

July 10, 2014

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Summer gives us many opportunities to celebrate our country’s fight for freedom.  From May through September, there are seven (7) patriotic holidays to celebrate and again this year, Ridgeview Ranch is flying the American flag at our entrances and residences to celebrate what makes America great!  For the HOA, this would not be possible without the generous support of resident, community sponsor and Ebby Halliday Realtor Jennifer Day.  This is the third year in a row she has paid for the entrance flag service through the Plano Metro Rotary.

“Jennifer has been a suporter of the flag program for years and told me in the past that she would love to see flags lining the street at each residence during these holidays”, said Lisa Coppinger, President of the HOA.  This year, Jennifer worked with the Past President of the Metro Rotary and Ridgeview Ranch resident Shelley Strickland to add a second set of flags to make our entrance monuments look even more patriotic.

The Rotary flag program supplies flags at each of our entrances for seven national holidays celebrating our country.  The fees used to pay for participation in the program go to support a number of local charities.  Participation is not limited to HOAs.  Residents can participate in the program for just $40 per year.  Please follow the link below for more information or contact Rotary Past President Shelley Strickland at ShelleyS@catmarketing.com

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Participation Form – 

OR visit their website at www.planometrorotary.com

Yard of The Month Winners for July!

July 10, 2014

Our homeowners are really stepping up and taking great care of their yards even with the increased watering restrictions and the unrelenting Texas heat.  The Ridgeview Ranch Beautification Committee would like to take a moment to congratulate these hard-working homeowners.  Be sure to do so yourself if you see them out working!

Homes selected by the committee each month receive a gift certificate to Calloway’s.  The program, sponsored by Calloway’s Nursery, contuinues through September so get out there (in the early morning or evening hours to avoid the heat) and get those yards looking beautiful this summer!

July Ridgeview Ranch Neighborhood Winners!

Estates – 2920 Woods Dr.

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Manor – 2412 Geiberger Dr.

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Villages – 9116 Couples Dr.

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RR West – 9632 Ann’s Way

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Calloway’s Timely Tips for July Gardeners

July 10, 2014

Gardening activities usually slow down in the summertime as the temperature continues to climb into the 90’s and beyond. July is often a very dry month and can be very hot. New garden projects are not usually started but there are always maintenance chores to do. The best time to do any kind of gardening or maintenance is in early morning or late in the day after supper.

Proper watering is essential to keep plants healthy. It is best to water deeply and infrequently as possible, as opposed to frequent light sprinklings. This will encourage a deeper root system that can take advantage of water stored in the soil.

One of the best strategies for getting shrubs and young trees through summertime sry spells is to apply a thick layer of mulch over the root systems of plants. Mulches break down over time, so if it has been awhile since you’ve mulched, check all the plants in your yard. A three to four inch layer will prevent most evaporation from the soil and lower the soil temperature in the root zone, reducing stress on the root system.

July is a great time to prepare and plant your fall vegetable garden!  Did you know many fall-grown vegetables have better flavor? Since the days are getting shorter, many vegetable crops store more sugar and have better flavor than spring-grown crops. Vegetables for a fall garden include tomatoes, peppers, snap beans, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots and lettuce.  Keep your garden well watered before fall begins.  Drip irrigation combined with mulch is an excellent way to maintain high quality vegetable plants. Soaker hoses can be used to provide this water supply for your garden.

Wanting to add some summer color; marigolds, cosmos, vinca, zinnias, purslane and portulaca all do well in the summer heat. Marigolds planted in late summer and carried over into fall tend to have brighter colors than spring planted marigolds. Pinch back and fertilize chrysanthemums this month to promote new growth and more flowers.

Water plants in containers and hanging baskets more frequently in the summer to keep them from drying out.  This can leach out plant nutrients from the soil, so use a water-soluble fertilizer regularly to keep your plants growing and healthy.

Free Clinics at your local Calloway’s or Cornelius Nursery:

Saturday, July 12:  Birding Basics – Creating a Bird-friendly Backyard (10:15am)
A bird-friendly landscape should fulfill all of a wild bird’s basic needs – food, shelter, water and nesting sites.